Iloilo City residents and businesses for five months now are enjoying lower electricity bills courtesy of improved utility services of More Power Iloilo.
Since July, reduced rates at around P6 per kilowatt-hour for residential, intermediate, commercial and power uses, have saved more than P3/kWh less than the June billings.
Mayor Jerry Treñas credited inexpensive electric bills resulting from improvements of utilities which redound to social services boost and economic benefits for the people.
“We are thanking More Power for the reduction in the electric rates. It has allowed our businessmen and our residents to enjoy the low rates and set aside savings for other needs like education and health, among others,” Treñas stressed.
Affordable energy also attracts investors and creates additional jobs, he added.
In a Facebook post, MORE Power replied by thanking Treñas for “sharing kind words about our effort in reducing the electricity rates of Iloilo City consumers.”
“Your words are indeed heartening. Coming from someone all too familiar with just how taxing this kind of improvement meant all the more to us,” MORE Power said in a statement posted online.
MORE Power emphasized that reducing the power rates in their franchise area “is part and parcel of our development plan for a better and modernised distribution company that provides affordable power to the Ilonggos.”
“Again, please accept our sincere thanks and rest be assured of our continuing campaign to make a difference in the life of our beloved Ilonggo consumers.”
More Power stated the good news is their way of saying, “Thank you for your business and for your continued understanding and cooperation for the rehabilitation and upgrade that we are implementing towards a better, modernized but with cheap power rate distribution utility in this part of the country.” (Iloilo City PIO)